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22nd Jun 2023

Jeff Stelling enters talks with BBC and Amazon over presenting role

Callum Boyle

Jeff Stelling

Stelling left his role at Sky Sports at the end of last season.

Jeff Stelling is reportedly in talks with the BBC and Amazon Prime over broadcasting roles after leaving Sky Sports at the end of the season.

Stelling left his role as the host of Soccer Saturday after 30 years in the seat following the final game of the Premier League season.

The 68-year-old had initially planned to step down the year before but performed a U-turn to remain as the host for one more year.

Jeff Stelling enters talks with BBC and Amazon over presenting role.

After confirming his departure, he said: “I’ve been at Sky for more than 30 years and loved every moment of my time as part of the Soccer Saturday team.

“It is now the right time to move on and give Sky Sports viewers a break from my relentless rants, bad gags and over-the-top celebrations of Hartlepool United goals. It’s been a lot of fun – for me at least!”

According to The Telegraph plans are being made by rival broadcasters to secure Stelling’s services.

BBC Radio 5 Live and Amazon Prime are said to be the rumoured parties interested in bringing Stelling back to presenting duties.

As of 2024, Amazon will stream Champions League matches after they agreed a three-year deal with UEFA last year.

They will share the rights with TNT Sports, formerly known as BT Sport, after UEFA gave up their exclusivity rights.

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